E-Learning, Innovation, and Teaching Excellence (ELITE)

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Welcome to the ELITE website! ELITE team is committed to providing excellence and leadership to the diverse MC community in the areas of instructional professional development, learning technology support and college-wide academic initiatives. We hold ourselves accountable to seek and provide practical, innovative solutions to enhance the learning experience of faculty, staff and students.

You can now access workshop material through The Hub, which serves as an online repository of teaching tips and strategies created by Montgomery College faculty and to provide a virtual space for faculty to discuss innovative teaching ideas.

The Hub: A Virtual Space for Teaching Resources Developed by MC Faculty

To learn more about ELITE, select one of the options below.
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Professional Development
Learn about our workshops, classes, and programs. ELITE offers several learning pathway certificate programs every year.
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Take a look at our calendar to see what workshops and classes ELITE is offering for all employees this FY19.
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Online Teaching Trainings
Looking to teach online? Find out how to get started with Blackboard, the Learning Management System that the College uses for online classes.

Featured Upcoming Workshops and Classes
Each semester, full-time faculty in their first, second, and third year at Montgomery College sign up for one workshop series in the Academy.  During the Spring 2019 semester, ELITE will offer eight different workshop series for faculty. For additional information, please see the Academy for Teaching Transformation - Spring 2019 Brochure  (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader) 

Use MC LEARNS to sign up for at least one class this year in ELITE’s Tapestry series to enhance your cultural sensitivity, intercultural knowledge and cross-cultural skills. Improve teamwork across differences, in support of student success. 

Each class is from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM, at Mannakee, the Center for Training Excellence, 900 Hungerford Drive, Rockville.

February 12th, Multicultural History of the US

March 26th, Globalization and You

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ELITE would like to recognize three outstanding MC faculty for their achievements in online course design. Each had the following courses Re-Certified in the Quality Matters (QM) program for another three years. Quality Matters is an internationally recognized organization that provides standards of best practice in online course design.

ENGL190 - Introduction to Literature, Professor Emily Rosado
COMM251 - Introduction to Journalism, Professor Emily Rosado
SONO261 - Sonography Practicum I, Professor Lee Shryock
LGST21 - Real Property, Professor Harry Singleton

These are significant accomplishments and reflect a complete dedication to the success of our online students. When you see these colleagues please extend congratulations on jobs well done. We at ELITE congratulate them as well.

For the complete list of Montgomery College faculty who have achieved recognition in the QM program please see E-Learning tab and click on QM Recognized Courses at MC.

If you missed the Trauma Informed Educational Practice: Promoting Safety and Resilience in the Classroom webinar, you can now watch the video online. The whole presentation is now avialable for viewing over on the Hub.

Student Affairs and ELITE are partners in a new MC initiative called MC First. We are looking for staff, faculty and administrators who would like to be mentors for first generation college students. We are particularly interested in MC employees who self-identify as first in their families to seek higher education. However, all employees are welcome to participate.

The purpose of MC First is to introduce first-generation students at MC to others who have “been there” in terms of navigating college for the first time. Another purpose is to help students navigate the oftentimes overwhelming experience of going to college for the first time. Visit the MC First Mentoring Program website for more information.

The driving vision of the Employee Professional Development Master Plan is to foster participation and remove obstacles so as to provide a rich eco-system of life-long learning opportunities. These opportunities are intended to build skills, inspire and support employees and work teams to reach their fullest potential.

Employee engagement contributes to innovation and organizational effectiveness, which furthers the mission of student success. View the Employee Professional Development Master Plan 2018 – 2020 (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader)  for information.

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